Ball State University Cardinals 38, Western Michigan University Broncos 17
Senior quarterback Keith Wenning passed for 324 yards and three touchdowns to lead Ball State to victory.
The Cardinals (7-1, 4-0 Mid-American Conference) piled up 483 yards of total offense while holding winless Western Michigan to just three points for most of the game.
Northern Illinois University Huskies 38, Central Michigan University Chippewas 17
Senior Jordan Lynch rushed for 316 yards, a Football Bowl Subdivision record for a quarterback.
Lynch had three rushing touchdowns and was 20-of-30 through the air for 155 yards and another score to help the Huskies (7-0, 3-0 MAC) extend the nation’s best conference winning streak to 20 games.
The Huskies extended their road-winning streak to 13 games, second only to No. 2 University of Oregon’s 18 straight.
Freshman Quarterback Cooper Rush completed 16 of his 22 attempts for 271 yards and two touchdowns for the Chippewas (3-5, 2-2 MAC), who had a two-game winning streak end.
University of Toledo Rockets 45, Navy Midshipmen 44
The Rockets had to rely on a pair of freshmen after their top rusher went down, ran for 316 yards against the Midshipmen in a thrilling 45-44 double overtime victory that came down to a pass and a kick.
Senior Quarterback Terrance Owens tossed a 20-yard touchdown to senior wide receiver Bernard Reedy— his first TD pass of the day and junior kicker Jeremiah Detmer kicked the extra point, allowing Toledo to survive after it gave up a late fourth quarter lead.
Navy collected 419 yards rushing, but Toledo managed to match the Midshipmen’s formidable triple-option time after time.
Senior running back David Fluellen was carted off after getting pulled down awkwardly on a hard hit. He didn’t return. Despite leaving the game early, he still extended his streak of six straight 100-yard games.
University at Buffalo Bulls 32, University of Massachusetts Minutemen 3
Senior running back Branden Oliver ran for 216 yards and a touchdown as Buffalo routed UMass 32-3 for its fifth straight win.
Oliver broke Buffalo’s record for career rushing yards, surpassing the previous mark set by James Starks. Oliver now has 3,203 career yards.
With a shutout victory last week at Western Michigan, the Bulls have now allowed just three points in their last two games.
Sophomore quarterback A.J. Doyle went just 14-of-28 and 162 yards passing and had an interception for UMass (1-6, 1-2 MAC).
University of Akron Zips 24, Miami University RedHawks 17
Junior Running Back Jawon Chisholm ran for three touchdowns as Akron held on for a 24-17 victory over Miami.
Akron led 24-7 midway through the fourth quarter but Miami made it a one possession game after a 44-yard touchdown pass from Senior quarterback Austin Boucher to Junior wide receiver Dawan Scott and a 52-yard field goal from sophomore Kicker Kaleb Patterson. Miami then attempted an onside kick but Akron recovered and ran out the clock.
Chisholm finished with 86 yards on 16 carries, scoring all three of Akron’s touchdowns,
Austin Boucher threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns for the RedHawks.
University of South Alabama Jaguars 38, Kent State University Golden Flashes 21
Junior running back Kendall Houston rushed for two touchdowns to stretch a South Alabama lead and secure a Jaguar victory.
Senior quarterback David Fisher threw two touchdown passes in the fourth for the Golden Flashes. His final touchdown pass occurred with just a minute left to play.
Dri Archer picked up the only other touchdown for Kent State with a 74-yard run in the second quarter.